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Friday, January 18, 2019
Burlington – After months of planning and preparation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection service is now available at Skagit Regional Airport.  This new entry service program, which will be available 24 hours a day, will bring great benefit to the Skagit Regional Airport, as well as pilots and travelers flying internationally.  This service has been a longtime goal for the Port of Skagit, and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Economic
Friday, January 18, 2019
MOUNT VERNON – The Skagit Valley Genealogical Society (SVGS) is hosting “Nordic Roots” a genealogy seminar featuring experts on Swedish and Viking research. Genealogist Evelyn Roehl will discuss Swedish American and Sweden based records and research methods. Viking historian Torolf Torgerson will discuss the cultural influences of the Vikings and Norse naming patterns.  Nordic Roots will be held ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Thursday, January 17, 2019
AMAZON SMILE!    Through January 31, 2019, AmazonSmile will donate 15% the purchase price of new print magazine subscriptions. Visit https://smile.amazon.com/b?node=18541223011 for details.  Remember to ‘smile’ and designate the Skagit County Historical Museum as your Amazon Smile recipient!  The Museum receives funds for every purchase you make through www.smile.amazon.com!    The Museum is ...read more
Categories: Fundraising
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Burlington—The Port of Skagit Commissioners met during their regular Commission meeting and discussed the condition of the T-hangar buildings, which were damaged by a significant, destructive weather event on January 6th.  After consulting with structural engineers, insurance adjusters and legal counsel, the Commission determined that all five T-hangar buildings are beyond repair.  A structural ...read more
Categories: Economic
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Whether it was teaching about the convergence of color, texture, and scale in the art studio, or mentoring a new artist as they take the next step in their creative pathway, Eve Deisher was a beloved instructor who taught studio art, design, and art history at Skagit Valley College.      Sadly, Eve passed away in January 2017, after a two-year journey battling cancer, but her passion for the ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Thursday, January 17, 2019
With another cold winter expected this year, our team brainstormed ways to help the community. Our hearts immediately went to the issue of kids in need without warm winter clothing, so we hosted our 2nd Annual Winter Coat Drive in December!  We’re excited to have partnered again with local community outreach organizations. Working with the YMCA® gives confidence that the donated items will get ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
 Call or Visit Burlington Freeway Storage for Winter Blow-Out Specials – FREE gift with tour, FREE Truck Rental and Lock with Move-in!  All NEW heated and unheated spaces – many sizes and rates!  Rent to enter our Valentine’s Basket Giveaway going on now!  Call today (360) 757-0171 or go to BurlingtonFreewayStorage.com for more info. 
Friday, January 11, 2019
(Burlington, WA )    A significant, destructive weather event occurred on Sunday, January 6th, resulting in extensive damage to several T-hangars at Skagit Regional Airport in Burlington.  Varying degrees of damage occurred to five T-hangar buildings, which are the smaller hangars typically leased by private recreational aircraft owners.   Airport staff hope to reach out to NOAA to identify ...read more
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Join Skagit County Historical Museum on a bus tour to Seattle to experience the Nordic Heritage Museum and its special exhibit “The Vikings Begin”.  We will board the bus at The Farmhouse Restaurant, travel to the museum, and enjoy a docented tour of the exhibits.  Tickets are $55 for Historical Society Members, and $65 for Non-Members.Your ticket price provides bus travel and admission to both ...read more
Categories: Education, Community
Thursday, January 10, 2019
The Associated Students of Skagit Valley College, Multicultural Students Services, and Lumina Foundation are pleased to sponsor the second Diversity and Equity Talks event for the year. To continue programming with conversations about diversity and equity, SVC will welcome Dr. Robin DiAngelo on Friday, January 25 from 1:00-3:00pm in McIntyre Hall. Admission is free.      A consultant and trainer ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Events
Monday, January 07, 2019
Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce that SVC’s Automotive Technology program has been recognized by Auto Mechanics School, an organization that serves as a resource for aspiring and existing automotive professionals https://www.automechanicschooledu.org/washington/      Part of Auto Mechanics School’s mission is to help students identify high-quality programs that are available in their ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Monday, January 07, 2019
Burlington – The Port of Skagit recently hired a new professional for its administrative team.  Linda Tyler is the Port’s new Community Outreach Administrator. She replaces Andrew Entrikin, who has moved into a new position within the Port.     A lifelong resident of Skagit County, Tyler brings years of experience in community outreach, programming and marketing to the Port team.  With a ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, January 07, 2019
MOUNT VERNON, WA – December 21, 2018 – It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that CPI Plumbing & Heating announces Kelly Schols’ departure as President and Owner. Schols has decided to leave the company to pursue new challenges and opportunities. The change will go into effect as of January 1, 2019, and CPI will continue to run as usual through current owners Brad Tully, President, and Michael ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, January 03, 2019
Please use the following phone numbers and email addresses when seeking public information at Skagit Regional Health, including Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington and Skagit Regional Clinics.  For patient condition information (only available with full name of patient):            Skagit Valley Hospital, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., call ...read more
Thursday, January 03, 2019
Skagit Valley College’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management (BASAM) is pleased to announce that the priority applications are now being accepted for the 2019-21 program, which begins in Fall 2019. The program has its own admissions process and applications are available by attending an information session. Information sessions will take place weekly in January and February and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Riley Cornelsen has joined Chad Fisher Construction (CFC) in Burlington as a project manager. Cornelsen, of Ferndale, previously worked for GK Knutson in Bellingham as a project manager and estimator. “We are excited to have Riley join the team,” Duke Fisher commented. “In working closely with him on many projects as a subcontractor, we appreciated his thorough attention to detail and knowledge ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Economic
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
The following HealthQuest programs are provided by Skagit Regional Health:  Medicare 101 Class Do you need help comparing or choosing a Medicare plan? Skagit Regional Health, along with MedicareCompareUSA®, will offer a series of upcoming Medicare 101 sessions. Pre-registration is required by calling 360-814-2424.  Jan 23 (WED) Noon - 2 p.m. Skagit Valley Hospital – Mount Vernon San Juan ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Monday, December 31, 2018
Make a gift today that will change lives!Will you change a life this year? Please consider making a donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County by midnight on December 31st! With just two days left, you can donate through the link to our webpage above, or by clicking here. Because of your gift today, kids & teens will be safer after school, develop the skills they need now and for the ...read more
Categories: Community, Fundraising
Friday, December 28, 2018
The minimum wage in Washington will increase to $12 per hour starting Jan. 1, 2019, for workers age 16 and older. The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries(L&I) enforces the state's wage-and-hour laws, which includes the minimum wage. The state minimum wage applies to most jobs, including those in agriculture. Under state law, tips do not count toward a worker’s minimum wage. Also, ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release
Friday, December 28, 2018
Want to work at a wonderful place?  Love history?  We have two job openings at the Museum!  Visitor Services Assistant.  Thursday through Sunday, 20 hours per week.  Education and Outreach Coordinator.  24 hours per week with flexible schedule.  Full job descriptions available on our website www.skagitcounty.net/museum.   To apply, submit resume and cover letter to ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Member Spotlight: Renee Wagner of Simple Box Storage We believe there is a better way to move and store your things. Simple Box rents, sells, and moves storage containers throughout the Northwest, providing convenient and secure storage right where you need it. The company started as a senior class project in high school and now has 8 locations in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. But enough about ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County’s Youth of the Year Dinner will be held on Wednesday, January 30th at 6:30pm at Eaglemont (4800 Eaglemont Drive. Mount Vernon, Washington 98274).  Being named Youth of the Year is highest honor a Club member can achieve. Select Youth earn scholarship funds at every level of the program, with an opportunity to participate at State, Regional, and National levels. ...read more
Categories: Community, Events, Human Interest
Monday, December 10, 2018
The following HealthQuest programs are provided by Skagit Regional Health:        Medicare 101 Class Do you need help comparing or choosing a Medicare plan? Skagit Regional Health, along with MedicareCompareUSA®, will offer a series of upcoming Medicare 101 sessions. Pre-registration is required by calling 360-814-2424.  Jan 23 (WED) Noon - 2 p.m. Skagit Valley Hospital – Mount Vernon San Juan ...read more
Categories: Community, Education